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On the lathe, by the lathe: do you have questions? frustrations? tips? This forum is for all the woodturners out there.

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rikon 70-300 lathe

03-23-2013 02:49 PM by doubleDD

I am looking at the rikon 70-300 lathe. Haven’t seen much said about it...

12 09-14-2014 11:59 AM
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Harbor Freight 34706 and equivalent power

09-11-2014 09:46 PM by JADobson

My wife wants a farm style kitchen table with big turned legs. I was planning...

9 09-14-2014 02:24 AM
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Lathe recommendations

09-13-2014 03:43 PM by Sawdust2012

I have a pretty capable Steel City VS mini lathe with a 10” swing. I h...

3 09-13-2014 06:33 PM
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Help with log split up, please

09-12-2014 11:01 AM by Troy Cleckler

I picked up this stump yesterday and was wandering how to split it up. Do I c...

9 09-13-2014 11:38 AM
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Lathe Issues

09-06-2014 04:31 PM by Jerry Maske

Okay folks; you’ve probably had questions like this before but I can...

16 09-12-2014 07:52 PM
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Surprise, surprise

09-11-2014 12:13 AM by Nubsnstubs

A little while ago, I was digging through my Mesquite pile, and found this. I...

8 09-12-2014 01:18 AM
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Nova DVR XP or 2024?

09-07-2014 04:25 PM by Bill Szydlo

I am going to purchase one of these lathes and am looking for any input into ...

3 09-11-2014 08:29 PM
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Old lathe needed a bench to sit on

09-10-2014 11:16 PM by bandit571

Instead of the damp concrete floor. Had some metal parts from an old loft ...

1 09-11-2014 12:22 AM
View Bill White's profile

Turning refridgerator magnets?

09-08-2014 05:15 PM by Bill White

Anyone know of a vid tutorial on ‘em?My bride wants a bunch for use as ...

5 09-09-2014 03:58 PM
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Depth of Recess for Super Nova 2 Chuck?

09-07-2014 03:20 PM by Ron Ford

Hi fellow LJ’ers – For those of you who use the Super Nova 2 chuc...

15 09-09-2014 02:09 AM
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Laser carver/Cutter for pen engraving

08-05-2014 11:06 PM by Fridgecritter

I have been turning fountain pens on the lathe, and while the wood portion is...

5 09-07-2014 06:12 AM
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Creating blanks from laminating uncut boards?

09-06-2014 04:08 AM by csnyderdvm

I’ve seem the YouTube vids and threads about calculating the cuts in bo...

6 09-06-2014 08:34 PM
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Carbide Tool History

09-02-2014 10:03 AM by Wildwood

Did not want to post this in Carbide-cutter-scraper thread think we beat that...

1 09-02-2014 02:37 PM
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carbide cutters or scrapers?

08-31-2014 06:43 PM by REO

Hi, I have been turning a few years now. I have used carbide for wood turning...

13 09-01-2014 06:20 PM
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Chalk this one up to practice

08-31-2014 02:17 PM by Troy Cleckler

I’m just getting interested in turning from logs and this was my first ...

8 08-31-2014 10:13 PM
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I have the 12x33 3/8 Harbor Freight Lathe, the one with the reversible head

08-30-2014 03:37 PM by Geophyrd

I’m asking anyone familiar with this lathe for advice….does anyo...

2 08-31-2014 02:38 PM
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Carbide inserts

08-01-2014 05:07 PM by moke

For those of you that use some carbide insert turning tools. have you noticed...

15 08-29-2014 12:26 AM
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Good Polychromatic Example

08-23-2014 06:56 PM by Wildwood

The other day talked about polychromatic wood turnings, here is a fine exampl...

3 08-28-2014 11:55 AM
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Headstock hand wheel

08-26-2014 03:19 PM by Troy Cleckler

Has anyone made a hand wheel for a Jet 1236? The shaft is threaded internally...

2 08-27-2014 02:53 PM
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08-25-2014 04:18 PM by Troy Cleckler

I’ve got two cherry logs that I’ve been storing in my shop for se...

4 08-26-2014 10:07 PM

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